Wednesday, 20 June 2018                

Local Junior Event

2018 Victorian Junior Chess Championships

The Knox School

220 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South


Under 8, 10 - Sat 30th Jun & Sun 1st July

Under 12, 14, 16, 18 - Sat 30th Jun to Mon 2nd Jul


Early bird entry by 27th June is $60.

For full information, please go to the Chess Victoria website.


Website:  Click here


Next Senior Club Event


The Frost Winter Warmer

19 July to 16 August

The tournament has 2 sections. An OPEN section with a 60m/30s time control and ACF rated, and an Under 800 section with a 30m/30s time control.

Details for both sections:

  • Format: Five round Swiss over 5 Thursday evenings.
  • Round 1, 19th July: 7:40 pm sign in, round starts at 8:00 pm. All other rounds: 7:45 pm.
  • Forfeit time: 30 min
  • Byes: One half-point bye allowed in the first three rounds only
  • Arbiters: Ian Birchall & Kyle Gibson
  • Venue: Croydon RSL, 1 Civic Square, Croydon

OPEN section:

  • Time Control: 60min + 30s/move
  • ACF Classic Rated
  • Entry Fee: $10 members, otherwise $25

U800 section:

If you are a non-member who is considering entering this section, please contact the organiser prior to the day for further details.

  • Restriction:  Unrated or Under 800 rated players only
  • Time Control: 30min + 30s/move, games finish by 9:30pm
  • Internal Club Rated
  • Entry Fee: $5 members & parents of members, $20 otherwise.

 For further information, you can:

  • email the Secretary:  


What We Offer

Croydon Chess offers a fun and family-friendly environment suitable for chess players of all ages and skill levels.

We have a tiered coaching program for our junior players and coaching nights for our senior players.

We have regular tournaments for our Junior and Adult players ranging from fun events, such as Blitz (all moves in 5 minutes), through to more serious events such as the Croydon Open.

Croydon Chess is affiliated with Chess Victoria which, in turn, is an affiliate of the Australian Chess Federation.


Club Membership (2018 fees)
-- $70.00 / year for seniors
-- $50.00 / year for children
---- $30.00 / year for 2nd child
---- additional children free

Coaching Program for Juniors
-- 6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Youth (A division juniors) at Croydon RSL

    Juniors at Swinburne Croydon

    Please see here for more details

Senior Program
-- Start time: 7:30pm

ACF-rated Tournaments

-- 60min/30s time control
-- $10.00* / tournament (5 rounds)

-- $20.00* / tournament (7 rounds) with prizes

*members rates

Transition (U800) Tournaments

-- 30min/30s time control

-- $10 for 7 rounds (club rated)

-- $5 for 5 rounds (club rated)

Casual Play
-- $5.00 / visit (first time free)



Latest News
Current Senior Event - King's Gambit - 20 Jun


At the end of R3 the leaders are:

Open:  Ian 6/6, Kyle 5/6, then Eric, Tanya & Tiger 3.5/6

U800:  After a review of an incorrectly reported result,

      the leaders are in fact:

          Hayden 6/6, Allen 4.5/6 then Matthew 4/6.

Full results

Junior Capablanca Blitz - 16 Jun

Final Results:

Intermediate A:

      1st   Allen Han

   =2nd  Jason Cui, Analia Luscombe,

              Callen Hermann, Dylan Berg


Intermediate B:

     1st    Boris Eroshenko

     2nd   Liam Wang

     3rd    Harry Gong


Full Results

Youth Capablanca Blitz - 14 Jun

Final results:

   =1st   Chengyun Xu  (Gold)  &  Eric Zheng (Silver)

   =3rd   Tiger Zhao ( Bronze)  &  Jayden Zhang

Full results

ACF June Ratings List - 2 June

New ACF Classic Ratings are out. Some strong performances resulted in big rises by a number of our junior members but also a number of adult members:


   Gavyn Sanusi-Goh  + 198

   Chengyun Xu  + 158

   Tiger Zhao   + 97


  Simon Andersson + 161

  Richard Goldsmth + 148

  Joseph Wong   + 66

  Mathew Cooke   + 67


The new ratings are on our Members Ratings page.

Autumn Allegro Results - 26 May

Youth club:

     1st   Eric Zheng 4.5/5 (Gold)

     2nd  Chengyun Xu 4   (Silver)

   =3rd  Jayden Zhang (Bronze on tiebreak), Tiger Zhao,

              Felix Chan, Hayden Ma 3.5

    Full results

Junior club - Intermediate A:

      1st   Lucas Mi  4.5/5 (Gold)

      2nd  Allen Han   4    (Silver)

      3rd   Jimmy Dong  3   (Bronze)

Junior club - Intermediate B:

       1st   Boris Eroshenko  4/5 (Gold)

      =2nd  Jaylen He (Silver),  Hayden Goldsmith (Silver)

  Full results

The President's Cup - 18 May

Final Results:

In the Open Section: 

     1st  Ian Birchall   4.5/5 (Gold)

  =2nd  Bill Jiang (Silver),  Kyle Gibson (Bronze),

            Kim E Tan and Joseph Wong   3.5/5

In the U800 Section: 

    1st   Eric Zheng 5/5    (Gold)

    2nd  Hayden Ma   4/5     (Silver)

 =3rd  Lucas Cheong (Bronze), Felix Chen,

           Allen Han & Derek Qian  3/5


Full results are on the tournament page.

End of Announcements
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Upcoming events

 Junior Club - Swinburne Croydon Campus

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:   

     Jun      21    Coaching & Novelty event

     Jun      28    Coaching & Novelty event


Youth Club - Croydon RSL  (A-div. Juniors)

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm: -

     Jun      21    Coaching & Novelty event

     Jun      28    Coaching & Novelty event


Senior Club  - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:30 pm -     

   Jun    21    King's Gambit Tournament - R4/5

   Jun     28    King's Gambit Tournament - R5/5


See the 2018 Calendar


Location - Senior & Youth Club
Location - Junior Club

Senior & Youth Club Meeting Place:

  Croydon RSL
  1 Civic Square
  Croydon VIC 3136

(Behind the EV Youth Centre

on Mt Dandenong Rd)

Google Map Link

Junior Club Meeting Place:

  Cafeteria (CF,CG)
  Swinburne University

  Croydon Campus

  Norton Rd

  Croydon VIC 3136

   See Campus Map


  Croydon Chess

  C/O Croydon RSL
  PO Box 75
  Croydon VIC 3136



0490 125 926




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Sponsors and Supporters

Croydon Chess wishes to thank the following organisations instrumental in helping develop our club:

Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank Mooroolbark

LJ Hooker Mooroolbark L J Hooker


Northern Star Chess

Northern Star Chess - home of the Northern Star Chess Study Cards

 Maroondah City Council
Maroondah City Council

Chess Victoria

Swinburne University

Your Local Chess Club

Croydon Chess services the following areas:

Bayswater, Blackburn, Boronia, Box Hill, Chirnside Park, Croydon, Doncaster, Donvale, Ferntree Gully, Forest Hill, Glen Waverley, Healesville, Heathmont, Heatherdale, Kilsyth, Knox, Lilydale, Mitcham, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Mount Waverley, Narre Warren, Nunawading, Park Orchards, Ringwood, Rowville, Scoresby, Seville, Silvan, Templestowe, Vermont, Wandin, Wantirna, Warburton, Warrandyte, Wheelers Hill, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley (covering council areas of Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges).

We have also listed other Melbourne and Victorian clubs on our external links page.

Statement of Purpose

Croydon Chess exists to:

  • encourage the enjoyment of chess amongst residents of Croydon and surrounding suburbs
  • educate our community about the benefits of a lifetime of playing chess
  • train participants of all ages to become more technically proficient in their play
  • facilitate the running of structured (competitive) chess tournaments as well as informal (casual) play
  • provide a welcoming club environment that fosters development of productive, long-term relationships between our members

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